Competitions That Require Participation in the
Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Regional Science & Engineering Fair
Broadcom MASTERS Competition
Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) Competition. As a result of this affiliation, all projects in the Junior Division which receive a category award of First Place will be automatically qualified into the Broadcom MASTERS competition. This is a nationwide competition for students in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. From the total entrant pool, 300 Semifinalists will be selected, including 30 Finalists who win an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., where they will compete for more than $100,000 in top awards.
State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida (SSEF of Florida)
Top ranked middle and high school projects (grades 6–12) will be invited to attend the State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida (SSEF of Florida), based on (1) the quality of the project at the Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis RSEF (ranking by judges), and (2) the number of spaces allotted to us by the SSEF of Florida. We have great news. Our allotment numbers have shown a steady increase based on our recent successes. There will be 28 slots this year!
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF)
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, provides an annual forum for more than 1,500 high school students from over 70 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research as they compete for more than $4 million annually. grades 9–12. Our Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis RSEF typically sends 3-4 projects to this competition.
Competitions That DO NOT Require Participation in the
Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Regional Science & Engineering Fair
The nation’s premier competition for high school students in the biosciences and an excellent networking opportunity with fellow bright, young minds. Meet and receive advice on your project from researchers and industry professionals currently changing the biotechnology industry. Experience the BIO International Convention and take in the innovations and excitement of our industry’s #1 conference.
Bright School Competition
Through the Bright Schools Competition, which will award nearly $40,000 in prizes, students in grades 6–8 located in the U.S. and Canada, are asked to explore the correlation between light and sleep using scientific inquiry or engineering design concepts. Students will measure the amount of light available in the classroom, compare and analyze light measurements, and create and submit an original project that demonstrates their understanding of the effects of light and sleep on student health and performance
Learn more: https://www.brightschoolscompetition.org
Clean Tech Competition
The Applied Materials Clean Tech Competition is a research and design challenge for pre-college youth that builds on sound scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of science, English/language arts, mathematics, technology, the arts, and the design process to inspire all students toward achievement and make them aware of the impact of science and technology on the 21st century world.
Learn more: https://www.cleantechcompetition.org
Discovery Education/3M Young Scientist Challenge
Middle school students create a 1-2 minute video describing a new innovation or solution that could solve or impact an everyday problem related to how we live, how we work or how we play. Ten finalists are chosen for their passion for science, spirit of innovation and communication skills
Learn more: https://www.youngscientistchallenge.com
One of the U.S. Army’s Educational Outreach Programs (AEOP)—is a free, web-based STEM competition for students in grades 6 through 9. eCYBERMISSION challenges students to think about real-world applications of STEM by working in teams to identify a problem in their community and use scientific practices or the engineering design process to develop a solution. Students compete for state, regional, and national awards, with potential winnings of up to $9,000 (maturity value) in U.S. Savings Bonds.
Learn more: https://www.ecybermission.com
Google Science Fair
The Google Science Fair is an online science and engineering competition open to students ages 13 to 18 from around the globe. It encourages them to change the world through scientific inquiry and problem solving. They’ll learn about their chosen topic and develop key skills along the way.
Every year, teachers and mentors play a huge role in the Google Science Fair. Many past finalists and winners credit their teachers with telling them about the competition in the first place and supporting their participation. We’ve put together some resources so you can involve your own students, build on existing classroom learning and contribute positively to their experience.
Learn more: https://www.googlesciencefair.com
International Sustainable World Energy Engineering Environment Project Olympiad: The mission of I-SWEEEP is to create a collaborative yet competitive environment in which students can present their innovative ideas on today’s challenges in energy, engineering, and the environment, and creating a more sustainable world for tomorrow.
Learn more: https://isweeep.org
MIT THINK Competition
THINK stands for Technology for Humanity guided by Innovation, Networking, and Knowledge. The competition challenges high school students to take a refreshing approach to designing a technological solution to a social problem.
Learn more: https://think.mit.edu
Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS)
The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS), a program of Society for Science & the Public (Society) is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. Since 1942, first in partnership with Westinghouse, then with Intel 1998-2016, and now with Regeneron, the Society has provided a national stage for the country’s best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists.
Any student who is enrolled in and attending his or her last year of secondary school in the US and its territories may apply. Also, students who are US citizens living abroad may qualify. All Regeneron STS entrants receive a digital badge in recognition of their completion of the application. Entrants may also be awarded a Research Report and/or Student Initiative badge for their well-written college-level research report and/or their extraordinary effort and accomplishment relative to the resources available to them. The top award is $250,000.
Siemens WestingHouse: Science & Technology Competition
Launched by the Siemens Foundation in 1999, the Siemens Competition is the flagship initiative of the Foundation and a symbol of our commitment to education in the United States. The nation’s premier competition in math, science and technology, the Siemens Competition promotes excellence in math, science and technology. High school students submit innovative individual and team research projects to regional and national levels of competition as they vie for college scholarships ranging from $1,000 up to $100,000.The Siemens Competition honors the best and brightest students for their accomplishments in math and science – students who are changing the world for the better.
Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition
The Stockholm Junior Water Prize is the world’s most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project. The prize taps into the unlimited potential of today’s high school students as they seek to address current and future water challenges. Any high school student (grade 9-12) with a water-related science project is eligible to participate in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition.
The ExploraVision K–12 competition, which supports learning called for in the Next Generation Science Standards, challenges students in the U.S. and Canada to research a technology of interest and explore what that technology could be like 20 years from now. Up to $240,000 in savings bonds (at maturity) are awarded annually to student winners for the most innovative ideas that combine imagination with the tools of science.
Learn more: https://www.exploravision.org